We have worked on the K1 6 days since the last report.
The boiler is now about ready to come off with just the steam pipes and saddle bolts to come out of the smoke box, one cladding sheet to remove and a few minor bits to attend to. In addition the engine and tender are now ready to split
We have also had a closer look at the work required to the firebox. This will be the most time consuming and costly part of the overhaul (subject to Group approval of course).
The coach has now been moved to the location where it will stay pretty much until the loco leaves so we have installed an overhead shore supply and removed some of the clutter from the workshop. In addition we have continued to improve the shower room we use while at Carnforth.
Many thanks to Angie Buxton, Rolly Bingham, Steve Gibson, Les Harper and new recruit Robby Ellis who have all done at least one day over the last 2 weeks.
Working parties this week will be on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The aim is to complete the preparations to remove the boiler which may then happen on Monday (as West Coast plan to have a crane on site to lift one of their boiler's on that day).